Most of us swoon when the latest smartphones are announced, but if you’re truly tech-savvy, technology touches your entire life, including your vehicle. And if we’re being honest, the new tech options for cars are pretty exciting.
So, if you’re looking to upgrade your vehicle this year, you’re in luck. There are some cool tech add-ons that you can add to your vehicle in 2019.
Here are a few of the best to consider.
Have you ever rushed out of the house to find that your phone is at about 1% charge? Yikes. Even if you have a standard car charger, we know those things can take eons to get your phone to a full charge. This is especially true if you’re relying on your phone’s GPS.
For those moments when you need to charge your phone fast, get a Quick Charge USB charger that charges up to 4x faster than the standard car charger. And if you can’t get your hands on one of those, consider getting a portable power bank.
Realtime Car Tracker
Did you know that you can connect your car to your home Alexa (if you have Amazon Echo)? Doing this will allow you real-time diagnostics and a tracking feature you can use if your car gets stolen. The Automatic PRO Realtime Car Tracker comes with a free 5-year subscription to a 3G service, so you won’t have to pay extra for connectivity. It’s kind of like turning your old clunker into a smart car.
Dashboard Phone Mount
This isn’t a new concept, but these devices have come a long way since inception. The newer models have adjustable viewing to make it easier to see navigation and secure placements into your car, so it won’t fall as you’re driving (we’ve all been there). Newer cars like the new 2019 Atlas have tech features like Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, but this gadget is ideal for the older models. You don’t necessarily have to upgrade your car to be able to avoid those smartphone navigation snafus.
How cool will you feel with your very own dash cam? These devices record what’s going on in the road ahead and what’s happening in the cabin. It can protect you after a fender bender, a police stop, or from an unruly Uber passenger. On top of that, you can record the most epic moments from your latest road trip. You’ll seriously wonder how you’ve lived without one of these things.
If you happen to have a later model vehicle, you might get excited about this technology. One simple device can allow you to enjoy hands-free calling, quick music playback and track control with the touch of a button. With a device like this, you can feel like your 1996 Miata is a 2019 smart car.
These gadgets prove that you don’t need to spend thousands on the new vehicle to feel like you’re living with the technology of 2019.